We are going to try a regular meet-up for playing Go at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue on Thursdays from 5:30-8:00 pm for the next 6 weeks, starting Feb. 20. We will meet in the Game Lane, inside the Crossroads common area, in front of Uncle’s Games and the KCLS Library (near the giant chess board). Brian Allen will be there for the first two weeks, and we will provide equipment. Go Center volunteer Thane W. will be there on a regular basis.
In the past year, we have gotten six inquiries from people looking to play Go on the Eastside. At present, we do not know of any other regular Go events on the Eastside, except for Sonny Cho’s Friday evening children’s class at Tyee Middle School, which is organized through the United Seattle Bellevue Korean School. We hope that Eastside players will find Crossroads convenient, and that we can establish a regular time and place to play Go on the Eastside.
The monthly ratings tournament is usually on the first Sunday of the month. Registration is from 12:15 – 12:45, and games begin at 1:00 p.m. There are three rounds, and we usually finish between 6:00 -7:00 p.m. There is no special fee for the tournament, but players must be members of the American Go Association ($30/yr. for adults, $10/yr. for youth) You can register on-line by following this link: AGA
Tournament players must also pay their usual attendance fee, or be voting members of the Go Center (lifetime, yearly, and quarterly members). More info on membership is here: Members
The ratings tournaments are a great opportunity to play some serious Go in a serene setting. Whether you want to improve your AGA rating, or just want to immerse yourself in a good game, the ratings tournaments are for you.